13:42 GMT25 February 2020
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – A 4.9-magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday near the Greek capital of Athens, the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) said.

    The tremors were registered on 6:02 a.m. local time (04:02 GMT) with the epicenter of the earthquake located 81 kilometers (50 miles) west of Athens at the depth of 10 kilometers.

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    There are no reports about any victims or damages caused by the earthquake.

    Greece is located in a seismically active zone, which lies in a boundary area between three tectonic plates: Eurasian, African and Aegean ones. Earthquakes in the region are caused by the Aegean Sea Plate's movement southwestward and the African Plate's subduction beneath the Aegean Sea Plate.


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